Here we are back with yet another weekly meal plan, how does Monday always seem to roll around so quickly?
Hooray, the summer holidays have started! We’ll mostly, I am still on admin inbox monitoring for a few days and Kayleigh has school for a few more days but mostly we are done.
Now we are out of work and routine, I am hoping we will be looking to add some new dishes to our family favourites list. I have mentioned before that I am fed up with eating the same meals week in and week out, so I am hoping that we will be able to try a few new dishes and get the kids eating with us.
As I know we will be heading back to work in September and the days will be shorter, I am going to look at meals that need minimal effort too. I don’t really want to find some meals that we all love and then find out that they take us 2 hours after work to make and eat! Hopefully, the kids will get involved too and make the decision making a little easier, maybe even help out in the kitchen.
As life can be so busy, I am hoping that our new meals take less than 45 minutes from preparation to the plates, anything past this is likely to not be very popular
For now though, here are our plans for the weekly meal plan for this week.
Our weekly meal plan – 19/07/21
Pressure cooker gammon, egg and chips – I am working on a recipe for our family blog and this is the perfect quick family meal. Hopefully, there will be a little leftover as I have plans for it tomorrow!
Spaghetti carbonara – Using up some of the leftovers from yesterday, we are going to try out a new spaghetti carbonara recipe.
Pizza and dough balls – Kids favourite, so hoping to strike a good balance this week with them on meals.
Chicken enchiladas and nachos – Heading to Mexico for today’s recipes, the kids love nachos so I know these will be popular, just hoping that they enjoy everything else!
BBQ – Skipping the takeaway this week in favour of a BBQ at home, the weather has changed to warmer weather, let’s just hope it stays that way.
Tuna pasta bake – It has been a while since we had this dish and hoping it is just as successful as the last time we had it.
Roast chicken and salad – If the weather turns I will do a full roast with all the trimmings.
I’m not expecting our fussy children to change overnight, however, I am hoping that with a little more of their input and even help with the preparation, they will start to try a few dishes out of their normal. As they get older their taste buds will change and improve, it just feels sometimes like we are on a constant treadmill going round in circles at dinner times!
I am also hopeful that as we are now off, we will have a bit more time and energy to create some dishes that the whole family will love and enjoy and they will become part of the new staple meal plans. I will let you know how we get on with those though!
If you are after some more inspiration you can check our previous weekly meal plan here. Alternatively, why not check out our Pinterest boards here for more inspiration. If you have a family favourite, even the fussiest of eaters will eat, please share it in the comments below for a little inspiration for those reading this!
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